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November 2009


Community Medicine Department

Following Postgraduate Orientation lectures were delivered during the month of October 2009: -

Date                     Topic                                                                         Speaker

05.10.09             Nano-Medicine                                                              Dr.O.P.Gupta

12.10.09              Enzyme Inhibitors as Therapeutic Agents                       Dr.O.P.Gupta.

 19.10.09             Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation                                      Dr.D.S.Charak

 26.10.09             Collection of Sample and Transportation                          Mrs.Poonam Slathia.

Ophthalmology Department 

The Departmnt of Ophthalmology organized a C.M.E., giving an update on “PHACOEMULSIFICATION” in the College Auditorium on 24th October 2009. Dr.Dinesh Malhotra and Dr.R.D.Sood, Associate Professors were the Speakers on the following topics: -

S.No.                    Speakers                                           Topics

 1.           Dr.Dinesh Malhotra          Phacoemulcifiction, historical and Fluidics.

 2.           Dr.R.D.Sood                    Advantages of Phacoemulcification and Phaco in different situations.

The C.M.E. was very informative & educative and attended by a large number of faculty members and residents.

Paediatrics Department

1) Dr.D.B.Shrma, Professor & Head attended Pediatric Conference of North India (PCN) held at New Delhi from 23rd to 25th September 2009. He also chaired a Scientific Session on Parental Nutrition.

2) Dr.M.P. Mahato, Associate Professor attended International Conference on “Pediatric Epilepsy & Neurological Disorders” held at Chandigarh from 29th Oct 09 to 1st Nov 09.

3) Dr.Ravinder Kumar Gupta, Associate Professor attended 12th Annual Conference of IAP Infectious Diseases Chapter and 11th Annual Conference of IAP Mumbai at Hotel Ramada, Powai, Mumbai from 30th October to 1st November 2009. About 500 delegates from different parts of the country took part in this scientific proceeding. New emerging diseases and their varied clinical presentations were discussed in depth. Various newer modalities in the management of different infectious diseases were also discussed in detail. He got an opportunity to interact with experts and shared the views regarding the policy being followed in our institution regarding the management of various infectious diseases.


(a) Free Medical Camp

156th Free Eye, Gynae and Paediatrics camp was organized by ASCOMS & Hospital at Village Slaher, Tehsil Bishnah on 26th October 2009. In the camp Dr.Manisha Sethi, Asstt Prof. & Dr.Sunita Kumari, Jr. Resident from Ophthalmology Deptt, Dr.Vikas Sharma, Jr. Resident Paediatrics Deptt. and Dr.Anjli, Jr.Resident from Gynae. Deptt. examined large number of patients. Free medicines were also distributed to the needy.

17 patients were also booked for free cataract operation and Intra-ocular implantation with small incision surgery at ASCOMS Hospital.

(b) Total Elbow Replacement Surgery

A team of doctors led by Dr.Abdul Ghani, performed total elbow replacement on Smt.Kartaro Devi, 65 years old lady who had sustained fracture dislocation of her elbow one and half years ago and was operated elsewhere in the past but without any success. She reported to ASCOMS Orthopedic Department in a virtually crippled condition, as she was unable to use this arm ever since her injury. She was operated on 5th October 2009 by orthopedic surgeons Dr.Abdul Ghani and Dr.S.Gulati. The other team members included Dr.Kuldeep Gupta, Dr.Rasmeet, Dr.Rohit Gupta, Dr.Asim Khan, Mr.Bihari Lal Dhar, Mr.Vishal Gupta, Mr.Chamail Singh and Mr.Vishal Kumar. Total elbow replacement is very rarely performed surgery and has been successfully done probably for the first time in Jammu & Kashmir.

The patient, Smt. Kartaro Devi is recovering well and making good progress.

(c) U.T.H.C. Chatha

102 patients were examined in the General OPD. 27 patients were referred to different specialties of ASCOMS & Hospital for further investigations and treatment.

(d) Service Activity

On 14th October 2009, Prof. R.N.Dubey and Prof. V.K.Bhan of Community Medicine Department attended P.N.D.T. (Pre-natal Sex Determination Test) meeting at Govt. Medical College Jammu.


Results of Final Prof. MBBS Examination (Regular Session) 2009, Batch 2004-05 which was held in July/August 2009 has been declared on 14th October 2009. The details of result in respect of ASCOMS & Govt. Medical College Jammu are given below: - 


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It is noteworthy that overall 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th positions amongst the students of Govt. Medical College Jammu and ASCOMS have been clinched by following students of our college: -

Roll No.              Name                    Marks   Position      Distinction

                2418      Syed Sehrish Asgar        1696        2nd                -

                2415      Saniya Sharma               1685        4th                -

                2428      Tulika Gupta                   1677        5th                    Paediatrics

                2416      Sonali Sharma                1669        6th                -


During the period from 1st October to 31st October 2009, 64 patients were admitted and given free treatment in accordance with the norms prescribed by J&K Govt.

 No.ASCOMS/MNL/065/59                                                              Date:   27.11.2009